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Welcome to the home of the Modern Farm Business® podcast, hosted weekly by Dean Heffta. Modern Farm Business translates proven methods and best practices from the business arena to today's modern farm leadership environment. We'll be learning from forward-thinking experts and discovering how to apply time-tested techniques to make real improvements on the farm.

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Nov 23, 2017

It’s easy to stay busy with our to-do list and all our responsibilities – but if we’re going to get better, we need to periodically review how we’re doing. In this episode Dean reviews four different approaches we can use in our business to better understand how we’re doing, if we’re on track and what we...


Oct 19, 2017

Dean covers basic financial ratios with insights from ag finance specialist Tim Brhel.

Business is a three-legged stool:

1. Make things
2. Sell those things
3. Count what’s happening

William Bruce Cameron (Sociologist, wrote Informal Sociology):
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that...


Jun 30, 2017

Welcome to Modern Farm Business. In this premiere episode, we'll begin looking at the foundation of today's successful farms by exploring the benefits of crafting and embracing a Vision Statement for your farming operation. 

WHAT IS A VISION STATEMENT?
A Vision Statement is a clearly defined vision of the future of...